Look who’s talking! Language development in early childhood and why it matters.

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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We’ll be in touch with all registered attendees about future exciting events.

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial in helping shape a healthy and happy future. Parents, Grandparents and Early Educators want to the best for their children and those in their care. Language development is often a joy and an anxiety, especially for women who carry the load of early childhood care. Families experiencing adversity often have fewer resources including time, books, access to play groups and early childhood education.

  • What can be done to support these children?
  • What is the role of childcare / early childhood education?

To learn more and share experiences please join Her Place and Thrive by Five for a special virtual roundtable to hear from leaders in their field in children’s language development

As well as having the opportunity to share your experiences and feedback, you’ll hear from:

  • Jay Weatherill, former SA Premier and now CEO of Thrive by Five
  • Dr Jodie Smith, Research Fellow, La Trobe University
  • Kirsty Liljegren, Early Learning Consultant and Teacher. Committee Member, Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange
  • Helen Gibbons, Early Childhood Education and Care Director, United Workers Union
  • Meredith Peace, President, Australian Education Union Victoria

Hosted by Mary Delahunty, former Vic. Education Minister now Chair Her Place Women’s Museum Australia

This roundtable will be conducted online, via Zoom and will go for an hour. We really hope you can join us as we identify issues of common concern and unite to give voice to the needs of children.